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Ngāti Moki Trophy

The Ngāti Moki Trophy for Māori Leadership
The Ngāti Moki Trophy was inaugurated in 2008 as a gift from Te Taumutu Rūnanga to Lincoln University and is awarded each year to a person who has shown considerable leadership and commitment to Māori development and advancement at Lincoln University. It can be awarded to a student, graduate, alumnus, staff member or associate of the University as recognition of this leadership.

Moki is the tupuna, of Ngāti Moki, Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki ki Taumutu. In the late seventeenth century, Moki established his pa on the site where the present Ngāti Moki marae is now located near the south-western edge of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. Moki was well known for his heroic feats, leadership skill, and simply taking the initiative when needed, to protect the interests of his people. It is for him that this trophy is named.

A list of our previous medalists can be found on our Former Ngāti Moki Trophy Recipients page.

Award Nomination Criteria

The Nominee will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • they are a student, graduate, alumnus, staff member or associate of the University who has made an outstanding contribution and/or brought credit to Lincoln University;
  • the extent of their demonstrated leadership and commitment to Māori development and advancement at Lincoln University.


Nominations close on 13 February 2018 
for the 2018 awards and on 31 August 2018 for the 2019 awards.

To make a nomination, please download a copy of the form (Word versions available via email) and send the completed form to Adrian Carpinter (Council Secretary):

  • Email: adrian.carpinter@lincoln.ac.nz, or
  • Mail: Vice-Chancellor's Office, PO Box 85084, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
    (Please do not attach any other supporting materials as these will not be considered. Curriculum vitae's are also not necessary)